Myanmar visa

If you want to take a vacation in Myanmar, you need a visa or the electronic travel authorization called eVisa. Learn about the application, costs, rights, and obligations of the eVisa for Myanmar.

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Who needs a visa for Myanmar?

International travelers require a visa or eVisa to enter Myanmar. Exceptions are made for people from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Nationals of these countries can stay in Myanmar for between 14 and 30 days without a visa.

eVisa for Myanmar: Travel faster and cheaper

With the introduction of the eVisa for Myanmar, the entry has been greatly simplified for tourists and business travelers. Citizens from over 100 countries and regions can apply for the eVisa online and thus obtain a travel permit cheaply and quickly.

The eVisa for Myanmar comes in two categories:

  • Myanmar eVisa for tourists
  • Myanmar eVisa for business trips

An eVisa for Myanmar is usually issued within three working days and entitles you to one entry ("Single Entry") during its validity of 90 days. You are allowed to stay in the country for up to 28 days at a time for tourism (or 70 days for business) with the permit.

Travelers from the following countries and regions are eligible to apply for an eVisa for Myanmar:

eVisa Myanmar: eligible countries and regions
Albania Algeria Argentina Australia
Austria Bangladesh Belarus Belgium
Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil
Brunei Bulgaria Cambodia Cameroon
Canada Chile China Colombia
Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador Egypt
Eritrea Estonia Fiji Finland
France Georgia Germany Ghana
Greece Guatemala Guinea Hungary
Iceland India Indonesia Ireland
Israel Italy Jamaica Japan
Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lithuania
Luxembourg Malaysia Maldives Malta
Mauritius Mexico Monaco Mongolia
Morocco Nepal Netherlands New Zealand
North Korea Norway Pakistan Panama
Peru Philippines Poland Portugal
Qatar Romania Russia Saudi Arabia
Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia
South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand
Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom
Uruguay USA Uzbekistan Venezuela
Vietnam      

Travelers from Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, and South Korea were part of a pilot project that allowed them to travel to Myanmar as tourists without an eVisa. Currently, these countries are still designated on visa-free entry lists. However, we recommend checking the current situation before entering the country so that an eVisa can still be applied for in case of doubt.

Nationals of the following countries and regions are eligible to apply for an eVisa for business travel in Myanmar:

Business eVisa Myanmar: eligible countries and regions
Australia Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Cambodia
Canada China Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hong Kong
Hungary India Indonesia Ireland
Israel Italy Japan Laos
Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia
Malta Morocco Nepal Netherlands
New Zealand North Korea Norway Philippines
Poland Portugal Romania Russia
Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa
South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland
Thailand Ukraine United Kingdom USA
Vietnam      

Requirements for a Myanmar eVisa

If you want to enter Myanmar with an eVisa, you must meet additional requirements besides being a citizen of a country approved for eVisa. These include:

  • You have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry.
  • You are entering through one of the official eVisa entry points. These include Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay international airports and Kawthaung, Myawaddy, Tachileik, Rihkhawdar, and Tamu border crossings.
  • You do not plan to stay in Myanmar for more than 28 days (or 70 days for business travel).
  • You are entering within the validity period of your eVisa (90 days).
  • For tourists: you will reserve a hotel or commercial guesthouse and can prove it when entering the country.
  • For business travelers: you will be in possession of an invitation letter from a registered company and can present it along with a copy of the company's registry entry.

An inviting company must have been officially registered for at least three months.

eVisa for Myanmar: required documents

To travel to Myanmar with an eVisa, you will need the following documents:

  • A passport valid for at least six months after the date of your entry
  • A recent color photo (4.6 cm x 3.8 cm), taken within the last three months
  • Proof of your hotel reservations (to be presented upon entry)
  • For business trips: invitation from a registered company that has been in existence for at least three months
  • For business trips: commercial register entry of the inviting company

Myanmar eVisa Photo Requirements

When applying for your Myanmar eVisa, you must upload a recent passport photo of yourself that meets the following requirements:

  • Size: 4.6 cm x 3.8 cm
  • File size: max. 3 MB
  • Photo age: max. 3 months
  • File format: PDF, JPG or PNG
  • Color photo in high-quality
  • Close-up of the face, which takes up about 70-80% of the image
  • Face is completely visible from the forehead to the chin
  • Shoulders are visible
  • Eyes are open and clearly visible
  • Neutral facial expression
  • No head coverings (except religious clothing)
  • No sunglasses
  • No shadows, patterns, or discoloration
  • Light, solid color background

Myanmar visa for children

If you want to travel to Myanmar accompanied by children, you need to apply for a separate eVisa for each child. For this purpose, you can use the group application feature in the online form by adding additional travelers during your application.

If your child is under the age of seven and is registered in the passport of a parent or guardian, you must indicate this in the eVisa application form.

Apply for Myanmar eVisa

The online application for your Myanmar-eVisa will take about ten minutes on the eVisa application page of our partner iVisa. Have your personal details, passport, digital passport photo, and travel dates ready.

After filling out the form and uploading your photo, please take the time to double-check all of your information, as misspellings, number errors, and incomplete information may result in your eVisa being rejected or your entry being denied at the border.

Once your application is approved, you will first receive what is called an "approval letter" that is a letter of authorization to pick up your eVisa at the border. Print this approval letter and place it with your travel documents.

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How long is an eVisa for Myanmar valid?

Your eVisa permit is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. This means that you must enter Myanmar within 90 days. If you wish to enter at a later date, you will need to apply for a new eVisa.

What am I allowed to do with the eVisa in Myanmar?

You may only use an eVisa for Myanmar for the purpose for which you applied for it. If you are entering Myanmar with an approved tourist eVisa, you may use it to vacation and visit relatives and friends, for example.

Should you wish to visit Myanmar for business reasons, you will need to apply for a Business eVisa. However, taking up professional employment is only possible with a work permit.

Myanmar-eVisa rejected: What now?

If your Myanmar eVisa application has been rejected, you might not find out the reason because the authorities are not obliged to tell you why. However, in most cases, it is possible to find it out in the exclusion process.

Typical reasons for an eVisa application rejection are:

  • You made spelling mistakes in the application.
  • You have applied for the wrong eVisa (e.g., Business instead of Tourist).
  • You uploaded the passport photo in the wrong format.
  • The eVisa you applied for is not intended for people of your nationality.
  • You have provided no or insufficient information about a hotel or any commercial accommodation in Myanmar or the inviting company.

If you know that you have made a mistake in the eVisa application, you may re-apply after correcting it.

However, if you think the reason for your rejection is your nationality or security concerns of the immigration authorities, then we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate to apply for a classic visa.

Entering Myanmar: What to consider?

Present your travel documents to the immigration officers at the Myanmar border and informally request permission to enter the country. Have the following documents ready:

  • Your passport
  • A printout of your eVisa approval
  • Confirmations of your hotel reservations
  • Your return or onward travel ticket
  • For business trips: an invitation from a company and a copy of the commercial register entry

If officials deem you eligible to enter Myanmar on an eVisa, they will mark your passport with an exit date that is binding. Double-check the date thoroughly and get it corrected if necessary.

Tip

Do not cross the border without the entry stamp, otherwise, you may face problems when leaving the country.

Follow the entry regulations

When entering Myanmar, follow the current entry regulations, including all safety instructions.

Follow the import regulations

Find out the exact import regulations for Myanmar before you enter the country. The import of foreign currency, computers, smartphones, and other means of communication are subject to particularly strict regulations.

There are also many import bans on, e.g., weapons, pornographic material, playing cards, or items bearing the Myanmar flags or an image of Buddha.

Myanmar Visa FAQ

Do you have further questions about the Myanmar visa? If so, we hope you will find what you are looking for in our FAQ:

If you are a citizen of Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, or Thailand, you can stay in Myanmar between 14 and 30 days without a visa.

As a rule, the approval of an eVisa for Myanmar takes no longer than three working days. For tourist eVisa there is even a special 24-hour express service which you can use for an additional charge of https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/.

Since the processing of an eVisa application can take longer in individual cases, we recommend an application at least 14 days before your trip. An earlier application is also fine as the Myanmar authorities will not process applications until the entry is only 30 days in the future.

The last day of your 90-day eVisa validity is also the last day you are allowed to enter Myanmar. This means that you do not need to apply for a new eVisa until your old one has expired.

However, please note that your eVisa is electronically linked to your passport. If your passport no longer meets the requirements for the eVisa and you, therefore, apply for a new one, you must also apply for a new eVisa.

If you are in Myanmar on a business eVisa, you can have it extended via the e-Stay Extension website or alternatively apply online for a re-entry visa. You may need a letter of recommendation from companies or ministries involved to justify the extension.

With an eVisa, you are not allowed to work in Myanmar. If you wish to take up employment, you will need a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and an employment/work visa based on a letter from your prospective employer.